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Information and Monitoring Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

  • Are you a planning graduate with a flair for statistics?
  • Would you like a role in shaping the planning policies of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth?
  • Do you have strong analytical and data skills, and experience using GIS?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

The Role

We are looking for someone to assist in collating, producing, and reporting on planning-related data, which plays a key role in the work of the Spatial and Transport Planning team. 

You will assist in the preparation of evidence base studies and produce data to support the reviews of the Richmond and Wandsworth Local Plans and other planning policy projects. This will include monitoring housing delivery, affordable housing, land use, and sustainability outcomes.

You will need to demonstrate accuracy in collating and using planning-related data, liaising closely with a wide range of officers to deliver accurate and timely research reports, and respond to a variety of requests for information.

To find out more about the role, call Patrick Clearwater on 020 8871 6793.

You’ll need

The role would suit someone with:

  • A degree-level qualification in town planning or other relevant subject
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, databases, and GIS
  • An understanding of current planning legislation, policy, and guidance
  • An eye for detail and excellent data analysis skills

You will be positive in your approach, proactive, and have a commitment to achieving accurate and high-quality information outputs.

Who We Are

Wandsworth is a thriving Inner London Borough on the southern banks of the River Thames that is steeped in a diverse history. The borough features landmarks such as the iconic Battersea Power Station, Ram Brewery, and Clapham Junction Station, and is acknowledged for its famous green spaces such as Wandsworth and Clapham Commons, Putney Heath, and the Grade II* listed Battersea Park.

Richmond is arguably London’s most attractive borough with the River Thames running for over 10 miles through the borough, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond and Twickenham town centres, and Kew Gardens with London. Richmond boasts Royal Parks and open spaces, historic houses, vibrant town centres bursting with life, as well as being the home of English rugby.

We are positive and ambitious – when you join us, you’ll apply the same approach.

There has never been a more challenging – or rewarding – time to work for Richmond and Wandsworth.


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home depending on service need and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

How to apply

Please register and submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 14 March 2021

Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 15 March 2021

Interview Date: 19 and 23 March 2021

Useful Information

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including ethnic minorities.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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